Heat stress risk factors of feedlot heifers

@inproceedings{BrownBrandl2006HeatSR,
  title={Heat stress risk factors of feedlot heifers},
  author={T. M. Brown-Brandl and R. A. Eigenberg and John Anthony Nienaber},
  year={2006}
}
Heat stress in cattle results in millions of dollars in lost revenue each year due to production losses, and in extreme cases, death. Death losses are more likely to result from animals vulnerable to heat stress. A study was conducted to determine risk factors for heat stress in feedlot heifers. Over two consecutive summers, a total of 256 feedlot heifers (32/ breed/ year) of four breeds were observed. As a measure of stress, respiration rates and panting scores were taken twice daily (morning… CONTINUE READING
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